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The man from the train : the solving of a century-old serial killer mystery

Author: Bill James; Rachel McCarthy James
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Scribner hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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"From legendary writer Bill James, in collaboration with his daughter, Rachel, a compelling, dramatic, and meticulously researched narrative about a century-old series of unsolved axe murders across America, and how the authors came to solve them"--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
History
True crime stories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
James, Bill, 1949-
Man from the train.
New York : Scribner, 2017
(DLC) 2017023689
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bill James; Rachel McCarthy James
ISBN: 9781476796253 1476796254 9781476796260 1476796262
OCLC Number: 962016034
Description: xi, 464 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Villisca --
Section I: 1909 to 1912. The bloody penny ; Logan's turnpike ; The scandalous Schultzes ; Marshalltown ; The New Orleans axeman ; Which is not really a chapter ; Martin City ; The Casaways ; Oregon ; The double event ; Monmouth ; Ellsworth ; Paola --
Section II: Summer 1912. Villisca 2 ; Villisca 3 ; Villisca 4 ; Villisca 5 ; Dynamite Pfanschmidt --
Section III: 1900 to 1906. Stepping backward ; Trenton Corners ; Standing by Henry ; An uncertain set of names ; Just when you thought this story couldn't possibly get any uglier ; Hughes ; The Christmas Day murders ; West Memphis ; Jacksonville ; Cottonwood, Alabama ; Murder in the cold ; The worst one ever ; The Lyerly family --
Section IV: Hiatus. The crimes of 1908 --
Section V. Conversation with the reader ; Hurley ; Beckley and beyond ; The Zoos and the Hubbells ; Clementine Barnabet ; Harry Ryan ; The first crime ; Brookfield and Villisca ; Where the evening is spread out against the sky ; Hinterkaifeck.
Responsibility: Bill James and Rachel McCarthy James.

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